2018 October Tours



 
 

Kentucky
Bluegrass Country
October 3-6, 2018


4 Days / 3 Nights
6 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $689
Single $849


Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before September 3, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $43 per person.
Tour #18018
 
 
Bluegrass, bourbon and BBQ - this is the “real” Kentucky! From a Toyota Factory tour to a retirement horse farm; from a Churchhill Downs tour, to a riverboat excursion, the “Bluegrass State” has something for everyone. You’ll be glad you came along on this backroads journey!

Day 1 - Travel to Kentucky

All aboard for our journey to Kentucky’s Bluegrass Country! Settle in for our three-night stay and enjoy a get acquainted dinner this evening. (D)

Day 2 - Keeneland Race Track / Guided Tour Toyota Manufacturing / Old Friends

This morning we’ll go beyond the paddock fence as we arrive at Keeneland Race Track and see the early morning workouts. From here our guided tour takes us along backroads and through bluegrass country to see some of America’s most famous farms featuring thoroughbred horses. Later we venture to nearby Georgetown for a tour of the Toyota Manufacturing Plant and enjoy a detailed tram tour of the assembly line where the Toyota Avalon, Camry, and Venza are produced. Afterwards continue along backroads to visit Old Friends, a horse farm for retired thoroughbred race horses. And we’ll end our day enjoying dinner at the Red State BBQ House. (CB,D)

Day 3 - Kentucky Derby Museum / Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory / Spirit of Jefferson

This morning we’ll travel to Louisville and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour at Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, creating baseball bats since 1884. Witness this history-in-the-making event. A special lunch time treat is a cruise and lunch aboard the Spirit of Jefferson riverboat as she plies the waters of the mighty Ohio River. Next we’ll enjoy a visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchhill Downs. “And we’re off”...for fun and excitement as we learn about the most dynamic and unique celebration known worldwide as the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports,” the Kentucky Derby. Get an up-close and personal view of this event in this museum “brimming over” with memorabilia. Return to our hotel for a restful evening. (CB,L)

Day 4 - Buffalo Trace Distillery / Travel Home

This morning we’ll visit Buffalo Trace Distillery, which has earned the title of “world’s most award-winning distillery,” and in 2013, added its most cherished distinction yet - National Historic Landmark. Witness firsthand the bourbon making process in this facility. Afterwards we’re homeward bound bringing with us many fond memories of our Kentucky Bluegrass Country tour. (CB)
TOUR INCLUDES:
 
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours Escort
  • Accident insurance
  • Overnight Accommodations
 
  • Attractions: Keeneland Race Track, Toyota Manufacturing Tour, Visit to Old Friends, Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Spirit of Jefferson cruise, Buffalo Trace Distillery
  • Meals: 3 continental breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
 

 

"The Hamptons"
Enchanting Long Island
October 7-10, 2018


4 Days / 3 Nights
6 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $879
Single $1149


Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before August 17, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $57per person.
Tour #18051
 
 
Join Shenandoah Tours for this visit to New York’s Long Island, rich in history and natural beauty with sprawling sandy beaches and oceanfront mansions - home of the rich and famous. Minutes from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan lies this Atlantic paradise. Don’t delay...book this fall excursion today. It’s the perfect season for this awesome journey!

Day 1 - Arrive in Riverhead, New York

All aboard for our trip north to Enchanting Long Island, New York. We’ll make rest stops and a lunch stop en route. Our destination is Riverhead, New York, located on the Peconic River adjacent to the Aquarium and Butterfly Exhibit. Enjoy an included welcome dinner this evening. (D)

Day 2 - Long Island Sightseeing Tour & Montauk Lighthouse

An exciting day awaits as we meet our local guide for a driving tour of the neighborhoods and villages on Long Island’s South Fork, including “The Hamptons,” the summer playground of the rich and famous. Residents include Jerry Seinfeld, Madonna, Calvin Klein, the Hiltons, Steven Spielberg, Kelly Ripa, Paul McCartney and more! Enjoy our “lifestyles of the rich and famous” tour as we view the homes, neighborhoods and towns where these people relax. Our tour includes a stop at America’s #1 Beach, Cooper’s Beach. Following our included lunch we tour Montauk Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in New York. Explore the exhibits in the “keeper’s house” museum, and enjoy the fantastic views from the grounds. Spend free time in the quaint village of Southampton filled with boutiques, galleries, and restaurants to suit every taste. Later return to our hotel for a restful evening. (CB,L)

Day 3 - Sag Harbor / Old Whaler's Church /Shelter Island

We meet our local guide for another day of touring. We begin in the historic village of Sag Harbor. Visit the Whaling Museum housed in the 19th century home of a once prominent ship owner. See collections of whaling tools and artifacts, portraits of ship’s captains and antique toys. Then tour the Old Whaler’s Church built at the height of Sag Harbor’s prosperity when the town was home port to 63 whaling ships. After lunch on our own and shopping time, we depart for Long Island’s North Fork via Shelter Island. Enjoy rural scenery on our drive through the agricultural region, where vineyards and farm stands flourish. Tour Baiting Hollow Farm, a grower of exceptional wine grapes, and a race horse rescue sanctuary. Hear the amazing stories of these beautiful horses, and enjoy a taste of the distinctive wines. Dinner is included locally. (CB,D)

Day 4 - Old Westbury Gardens & Phipps Estate / Travel Home

Today we check out of our hotel and depart for Westbury to visit Old Westbury Gardens and Phipps Estate where we tour the magnificent mansion and formal gardens. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts, and the 200-acre estate’s formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands and lakes are unparalleled! Afterwards we board our coach for the return trip. (CB)
TOUR INCLUDES:
 
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours Escort
  • Accident insurance
  • Overnight Accommodations
 
  • Attractions: Long Island Sightseeing Tour, Montauk Lighthouse, Sag Harbor, Old Whaler's Church, Shelter Island, Old Westbury Gardens & Phipps Estate
  • Meals: 3 continental breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
 

 

Ohio Amish Country
Backroads, Buggies & Baskets
October 10-13, 2018


4 Days / 3 Nights
6 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $749
Single $889


Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before September 10, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $43 per person.
Tour #18040
 
 
Tucked away on the quiet backroads of Ohio Amish Country are treasures just waiting to be discovered. Roads less traveled, fertile farm fields, horse drawn buggies...all a part of the simple lifestyle of the Amish. “Meet the Makers” of David Warther Carvings, Troyer Homemade Candies and Hershberger Baskets. Enjoy a buggy ride and a wedding feast on an Amish farm. Step back in time and discover life’s simple treasures and wholesome pleasures on this journey...it’s all about the experience!

Day 1 - Travel to Ohio / David Warther Museum & Private Dinner

All aboard our motorcoach as we head west to the scenic Ohio Amish Country for a three-night stay at the NEW Berlin Encore Hotel, offering gorgeous country views. This evening’s dinner is at David Warther Carvings in Sugarcreek. David is the grandson of the World’s Master Carver, Mooney Warther. Enjoy a personal guided tour by the carver himself as he shows his amazing collection of ivory sailing ships. Enjoy dinner surrounded by the carvings up close and personal. A great beginning for our tour. (D)

Day 2 - Lehman's Hardware / Behalt / Hershberger Baskets / Amish Wedding Feast

Wake up in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country. Our local guide joins us as we explore the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center learning the amazing history via the cyclorama mural Behalt. Travel on to Lehman’s Hardware, one of the area’s most unique and fun country stores. Today is livestock auction day, so we will see lots of Amish buggies and people milling about town. Lunch is on our own at Dutch Kitchen before visiting Hershberger Baskets to watch Mattie create a hand woven basket. Afterwards spend time at Schrock Heritage Village featuring Grandma Fannie’s Quilts, a leather shop and more. This evening we enjoy a wedding feast at an Amish Farm, and learn more about Amish wedding customs and traditions. (B,D)

Day 3 - Yoder's House Tour & Buggy Ride / Millersburg Glass / Troyer Homemade Candles

Visit Holmes County Victorian Mansion and the rare collection of Millersburg Glass. Continue to Light for My Path Amish Candle Company to make our own muffin candle to take home. They Smell delicious! Time for lunch on our own in historic Millersburg. Afterwards visit Troyer Homemade Candies, an Amish home based business making delicious candies for over four decades. Next, visit Yoder’s Amish Home and Farm for the house tour, buggy rides, and a visit to the one room Amish school house. This evening enjoy an included dinner at our hotel and a variety show featuring live blue grass music and a fabulous ventriloquist. (B,D)

Day 4 - Heini's Cheese Chalet / Hershberger Bakery / Travel Home

We visit Heini’s Cheese Chalet and Hershberger Bakery and Farmers Market before heading home with fond memories of our experiences “off the beaten path” to share with family and friends. (B)
TOUR INCLUDES:
 
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours Escort
  • Accident insurance
  • Overnight Accommodations
 
  • Attractions: David Warther Museum, Lehman's Hardware, Behalt, Hershbergers Baskets, Yoder's House Tour and Buggy ride, Millersburg Glass, Troyer Homemade Candies, Heini's Cheese Chalet & Hershberger Bakery
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners (Private Dinner at Warther Museum, Amish Wedding Dinner)
 

 

Hawaii Four Islands
Oahu - Kauai - Maui
Big Island
October 11-22, 2018


12 Days / 11 Nights
14 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $4029
Single $5679
Plus Airfare


Deposit: $300.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before June 27, 2018
Your Deposit includes a non-refundable payment of $100.00 Cancellation Fee Waiver. This protects you in the event of cancellation or interruption of your tour. Exclusions apply. Call for details.
Tour #18041
 
 
Come with Shenandoah Tours for the experience of a lifetime!! Welcome to the carefree islands of Hawaii! Visit four islands: Oahu, “The Gathering Place;" Kauai, the “Garden Isle;" the “Big Island” of Hawaii, and Maui, the “Valley Isle.” From the breathtaking blue ocean and sparkling beaches to the lush mountain valleys, this is a sun-filled tropical paradise just waiting to be discovered. Book early for this Pacific Paradise Adventure.
 

Day 1 - Arrive in Honolulu

We depart for Washington, DC, to board our flight to Honolulu. Upon arrival we are welcomed with a fragrant fresh flower lei before being transferred to the Holiday Inn Beachcomer, our home for three nights.

Day 2 - Honolulu Touring & Pearl Harbor

Honolulu is a cosmopolitan city, blended superbly with tropical ambiance and is home to one of the world’s best beaches, Waikiki Beach. We visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, a monument to the men and women who lost their lives during the historic events of December 7, 1941. We also see Punchbowl National Cemetery, Iolani Palace and the King Kamehameha Statue. Tonight enjoy the festive Magic of Polynesia dinner show that includes incomparable illusions and dazzling pyrotechnics. In addition, a troupe of entertainers will bring a taste of Polynesia through song and dance. (B,D)

Day 3 - Free Day or Optional Excursion to Polynesian Cultural Center

A free day to explore at our leisure. Visit more historic sites or find a cozy spot to relax on Waikiki Beach. Waikiki is actually a string of beaches with calm waters for swimming and great for people watching. (B) (An optional trip to the Polynesian Cultural Center is available to experience authentic Hawaiian culture and a luau dinner with entertainment.)

Day 4 - Kauai & Hawaiian Luau

Today we fly to Kauai, “The Garden Isle.” The island encompasses roughly 550 square miles and is the oldest and most northerly of the Hawaiian Islands. Enjoy a relaxing scenic cruise on the Wailua River to visit the Fern Grotto, before continuing to our hotel. This evening enjoy a traditional luau with authentic food, music and dancing. (B,D)

Day 5 - Waimea Canyon

Ten miles long and 3,500 feet deep, Waimea Canyon was described by Mark Twain as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Beyond its incredible grandeur, the everchanging colors that dance along its peaks make this sight truly unforgettable. The late afternoon and evening are ours to enjoy the amenities of our hotel. (B)

Day 6 - Hawaii

Our morning flight takes us to “The Big Island” of Hawaii. Kona’s diverse characteristics include a beautiful stretch of bays and resorts along with the fishing village of Kailua-Kona. Tropical rainforests and local plantations of coffee, macadamia nuts, papayas and bananas offer tasteful treats. While in Kona, look for bargains on jewelry and beachwear. (B,D)

Day 7 - Volcanoes National Park

Today we drive to Volcanoes National Park, the Big Island’s most popular attraction. We’ll encounter the earth’s most primal forces, see the active volcano spewing plumes of steam into the atmosphere, and look for molten rock from ongoing lava flows (subject to National Park Service Safety Advisories). (B)

Day 8 - Maui & Iao Valley

Our inter island flight takes us to Maui, “The Valley Isle,” where natural wonders will set our spirits free. En route to the hotel we visit the lush Iao Valley where the famed “Battle of Kepaniwai” took place in 1790, now an enchanted and tranquil State Park. (B)

Day 9 - Free Day or Optional Haleakala Excursion

A free day on Maui to explore on our own or we may choose an optional tour to Haleakala National Park. The Park encompasses more than 27,000 acres of the mountain of Haleakala, a massive volcano that is at the heart of Maui’s torso. The seven-mile-long crater is actually a valley created by erosion of wind and rain and home to the famous but endangered silver sword plant. The Observation Center located here provides a bird’s-eye view of the huge crater and surrounding area. (B)

Day 10 - Maui as You Please

Today is ours to do as we please. We have easy access by shuttle from our hotel to the historic town of Lahaina offering a wide variety of boutiques and cafes along the famous Front Street. This evening we enjoy a farewell dinner with our traveling companions. (B,D)

Days 11 & 12 - Return Home

After a free morning, we transfer to the airport. We’ll fly through the night and return home early in the morning (October 23) with memories of Hawaii’s superb culture and beauty. (B)
TOUR INCLUDES:
 
  • Local transfer to/from airport
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Accident insurance
  • Accommodations as outlined
  • 14 Meals (4 dinners, 2 with entertainment and 10 breakfasts)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Fresh flower lei greeting upon arrival
  • Spend 3 nights on the island of Oahu, known as "The Gathering Place," and home to famous Waikiki Beach
  • Oahu touring including Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial
  • Honolulu city tour including Punchbowl National Cemetery, Iolani Palace and the King Kamehameha statue
  • Enjoy a festive evening at the Magic of Polynesia dinner show
 
  • Spend 2 nights on the "Garden Isle" of Kauai with its white sand beaches and tropical mountains
  • See Waimea Canyon, considered the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific"
  • Spend 2 nights on the "Big Island" of Hawaii with its black sand beaches and active Kilauea Volcano
  • Drive the striking Kona coast and visit Volcanoes National Park, the Big Island's most popular attraction
  • Spend 3 nights on the "Valley Island" of Maui and visit the lush Iao Valley
  • Enjoy a relaxing scenic cruise on the Wailua River and visit Fern Grotto, a lava rock grotto covered with tropical ferns
  • Experience a traditional Hawaiian luau complete with culturally authentic food, music and dancing
 


 

Jesus & Sister Act
LANCASTER, PA
October 19-20, 2018


2 Days / 1 Night
3 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $369
Single $469


Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before Sept. 19, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $31 per person.
Tour #18010
 
 
JESUS is coming to Sight & Sound’s Millennium Theatre in Lancaster, and it’s the greatest rescue story of all time! Meet this man who rolled up his sleeves, strapped on his sandals, walked the streets of Jerusalem, sailed with fishermen, and crossed the raging Sea of Galilee. Witness his ministry and his miracles as they come to life, and experience a love that rescues us from the stormy seas of everyday life. In addition, enjoy Sister Act, a musical comedy at Dutch Apple Dinner theatre. Where else can you find two excellent shows - book your seat today!
 

Day 1 - Arrive in Lancaster/Jonah

Join Shenandoah Tours as we travel by coach to Lancaster in the heart of Pennsylvania Amish Country. Have lunch on our own before arriving at Sight & Sound’s Millennium Theatre for JESUS, their spectacular new show. JESUS is an action-packed musical adventure that will take us on an amazing journey with the most famous person ever to walk the earth. Witness his ministry and miracles as they come alive on the great stage. We’ll be overwhelmed by his love, mercy, and goodness, as were the people whose lives he changed forever. JESUS...yes, there is just something about that name! Dinner is included afterwards at one of our favorite restaurants. Our overnight stay will be at the Country Inn. (D)

Day 2 - Dutch Apple Theatre - The Buddy Holly Story/Home

A morning of quiet beauty in Amish Country. Following our included breakfast we travel along backroads on our way to either Kitchen Kettle or a local farmers’ market. On to Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre for lunch and the divine comedy hit based on the movie, Sister Act. Taking place in a convent under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps the secluded sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. We’ll love this show, a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship. Following the show we’ll board our coach for home. (B,L)
TOUR INCLUDES:
 
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours Escort
  • Accident insurance
  • Accommodations as outlined
 
  • Attractions: Reserved Seats for Jesus at the Millennium Theatre, Reserved Seats for Sister Act at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
  • Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 lunch & 1 dinner
 


 

 

Seafood Festival
Outer Banks,
North Carolina
October 19-21, 2018

3 Days / 2 Nights
3 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $499
Single $669


Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before Sept. 19, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $31 per person.
Tour #18052
 
 
Sand, surf, seafood...come along and discover this land of lighthouses, seashells, and seafood. Experience seafood at its best at the Outer Banks Annual Seafood Festival. Visit the Wright Brothers Memorial and Roanoke Island Festival Park. Oceanfront accommodations await our arrival!
 

Day 1 - Travel to the Outer Banks

All aboard! We’re off to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, a chain of Barrier Islands lying between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pamlico Sound. Upon arrival, accommodations await for a two-night stay at the oceanfront Comfort Inn. Enjoy a walk on the beach before our included seafood dinner. Enjoy! (D)

Day 2 - Roanoke Island Festival Park/Outer Banks Seafood Festival

Today, enjoy free time to browse the quaint waterfront village of Manteo on Roanoke Island. Continue to Festival Park to tour the replica sailing ship, the Elizabeth II. Walk over to Fort Raleigh National Historical Site to see the site of the first English Colony. It was here that Sir Walter Raleigh’s explorers established their settlement, later known as the “The Lost Colony,” after the settlers disappeared. Next, get ready to experience that good seafood. At the Seafood Festival, we can sample all types of seafood using our “SeaBucks” as we stroll from one booth to another. There are arts and crafts and live music to enjoy as well. Return to our hotel to spend time at the ocean. (B,SeaBucks)

Day 3 - Wright Brothers Monument/Kill Devil Hill/Home

We’ll take a trip down memory lane as we visit the Wright Brothers Monument and Park. See where the famous first flight occurred and enjoy a park ranger program on the events leading up to that historic day. Climb the famous Kill Devil Hills where the first flight landed. Afterwards, we’ll board our coach for the return trip home making a stop at Grandy Greenhouse filled with delectable homemade jams, jellies, and produce. Take some home to enjoy. (B)

Additional Information:

A word about the festival...this is held in a grassy field; closed toe shoes and long pants are recommended, and walking is required. You may take a folding chair if you wish.
TOUR INCLUDES:
 
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours Escort
  • Accident insurance
  • Accommodations at Oceanfront Hotel
 
  • Attractions: Roanoke Island Festival park, Outer Banks Seafood Festival, Wright Brothers Memorial & Kill Devil Hill
  • Meals:
2 Breakfasts
1 dinner